Snow Mexican Surender Monkey
- Feb 18, 2007
- Montreal, Qc, Canada
- FoRS, Japanese touring triple
The article gives me the impression that he works for UPS and his base for this rotation was Cologne, in case you’re wondering.Flying Freight In The Corona Crisis
I’ve never really considered myself to be an essential person. Of course, in the larger sense of community, we’re all essential. But outside of my immediate family and my pets, no one has ever considered me essential. That was until a few weeks ago when the U.S. government did. I have been working for a large overnight package/freight carrier for the past 30 years and at that moment, I received a field promotion from Freight Dog to Essential Personnel in the war on the COVID-19 virus.
A sad state indeed.On the night of our crossing, there was only one track in each direction, a direct reflection of the lack of traffic crossing the ocean with all of the airline groundings and travel restrictions in place. As I write this on March 31, I see only one track altogether. This is a very sad state but probably what we need to fight the pandemic.
The article gives me the impression that he works for UPS and his base for this rotation was Cologne, in case you’re wondering.
I came across it because I had been wondering about the North Atlantic Tracks in these strange times of extremely limited transatlantic air traffic. Here’s a part of what the author says:
A sad state indeed.
So they had a little bit of hydraulics and the control surfaces, but an out of control #1?An Antonov AN-124 had an uncontained engine failure at 1000' AGL after takeoff, inducing a bunch of secondary issues:
Lost all electric systems.
Lost thrust reversers.
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